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River Wards events for the week of June 28

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Football and cheer registration

Football and cheer registration is now open for The Leprechaun Sports Association. Registration for football is open to all new and returning football players ages 5 to 13. Registration fee is $100 and helmets are $80. Registration for cheer is open to all new and returning cheerleaders ages 5 to 12. Registration fee is $95. For more details, call 267–319–1845, email LeprechaunSports@yahoo.com or stop by The Clubhouse, 2973 Gaul St., on Sundays, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Flea market

There will be a flea market on every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Free Church of St. John, Emerald and Elkhart streets. Spaces cost $20. For details, call Millie at 215–303–5595 or 215–954–2335.

Portside summer arts camp

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., will hold summer arts camp until Aug. 18, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ages 4 to 12. After-care and 1-week session available. Space is limited. For details, call 215–427–1514 or visit portsiderartscenter.org.

Glitter Tattoos for tween and teens

Fishtown Library. 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., is hosting free events for the public. Glitter Tattoos for tweens and teens will be held on Thursday, June 29, at 2 p.m. For details, call 215–685–9990.

Drag Queen storytime

Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave. will host Drag Queen storytime in support of Pride Month on Thursday, June 29, at 4 p.m. The fabulous Brittany Lynn will read stories about diversity, acceptance and the importance of being true to oneself. The special program is for children of all ages. For details, 215–685–9990.

Penn Treaty Park events

Friends of Penn Treaty Park, 1341 N. Delaware Ave., will host Freedom Rocks the Park on Saturday, July 1 , from 2 to 9 p.m. There will be a fireworks display over the river after the free concert.

Tire garden creation

ORCA Green Streets will create a tire garden on Saturday, July 1, from 8 a.m. to noon, at 2415 E. Lehigh Ave. All are welcome to volunteer. Coffee and snacks provided. Donations of flowers or plants appreciated. For updates, visit Olde Richmond Civic Association on Facebook.

Konrad Square flea market

The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin streets. To rent a space, call Vicky at 215–426–9654.

Senior produce vouchers

St. Anne’s Senior Community Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St., will distribute produce vouchers through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Seniors will receive four $5 vouchers that will be valid until Nov. 30 Produce Vouchers will be distributed between 1:30pm and 3 p.m. on Monday, July 10, Thursday, July 13, Monday, July 17 and Thursday, July 20. Philadelphia residents who are 60 years of age or older by Dec. 31 must show proof of age and residency. Vouchers are available while supplies last. For details, call the center at 215–426–9799.

Rock to the Future camps

Rock to the Future’s GuitarStars summer camp will run from July 10 to July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 7 to 12. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. There will be a Friday showcase at 5 p.m. Scholarships available. For details or to sign up, visit rocktothefuture.org or call 215–302–9633.Rock to the Future’s RockADelphia summer camp will run from July 24 to July 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 17. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. There will be a Friday showcase at 5 p.m. Scholarships available. For details or to sign up, visit rocktothefuture.org or call 215–302–9633.

Irish music night

Friends of Campbell Square, Belgrade Street and Allegheny Avenue, will host an Irish Music Night featuring the Paul Moore Band on Wednesday, July 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.

DRCC free outdoor movie series

The Delaware River City Corporation will host its 3rd annual Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series. The series will kick-off with Toy Story on Thursday, July 13, at sundown in the field at Pennypack on the Delaware Park State Road and Pennypack Path. The remaining lineup includes Lilo and Stitch on July 27, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Aug. 20, Finding Dory on Aug. 17, and Jurassic Park on Aug. 24. All movies begin at sundown. Family friendly activities will be planned prior to the start of each movie. Rain dates TBD. For more details, call 215–425–8350, email info@drcc-phila.org or visit drcc-phila.org.

Community barbecue festival

First Presbyterian Church, Atonement Lutheran Church and the 26th Police District will host a community barbecue festival on Saturday, July 29, from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, 418 E. Girard Ave. The event will feature a water dunk tank and guests will have the opportunity to dunk Sergeant Massi of the 26th, Pastor Shawn Hyska and Pastor Noah Hepler.

North Catholic Atlantic City trip

The North Catholic Alumni Association is sponsoring a trip to Atlantic City on Monday, Aug. 7. A bus will depart the alumni association office at Rhawn and Fairfield street at 9 a.m. The day will start with a one-hour boat ride on the Atlantic City Cruise. Next will be a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $25 slot cash. The day will end with an all-you-can-eat dinner and unlimited wine at Renault Winery. The bus will return at the alumni office at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $70, paid in full by July 5. For details, call Jeff Rzepczynski (class of 1988) at 267–879–4894.

CareerLink workshops

CareerLink will provide enhanced career services and work-based trainings at the Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave on Tuesdays, Aug. 8., Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. The sessions will build skill development and offer employment resources as well as connect individuals seeking services with the resources and capabilities of the PA CareerLink system. For details, call 215–685–9990.

Doo Wop festival

The Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival will be held on Sunday, September 10, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. There will be 12 of the areas top vocal groups, Philly’s best oldies disc jockeys and a 5-hour indoor dance party. Admission is $25.00 and includes food, draft beer & soda. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia FOP Survivors Fund.

Senior produce vouchers

Philadelphia seniors ages 60 and older can now receive $20 in vouchers for fresh produce from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. The vouchers can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at 55 certified farmers’ markets in Philadelphia. Income-eligible Philadelphia residents, who will be age 60 or older by Dec. 31, may receive the vouchers at PCA, 642 North Broad St. on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; except Thursday, June 22, and at other designated sites. For other designated sites and details, call 215–765–9040.

Tot rec program

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., tot program will begin in September. Child must be of age as of Sept. 1. Pre K for age 4 will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from noon to 2:40 p.m. Pre School for age 3 will be held on Thursdays and Fridays, from noon to 2:40 p.m. Toddler Time for age 2 will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details, contact Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247.

Looking for pictures from the Vet

Lou and Lynn Iatarola are planning a book on Veterans Stadium, and are asking the public to submit photos.The Iatarolas are looking for images related to sporting events, concerts and special events held at the Vet as well as demolition photos and images of the stadium area before and during construction. Images and stories associated with the images can be emailed to Vetstadiummemories@gmail.com

Game night

Friends of Penn Treaty School and Circle of Hope host a monthly family and teen friendly game night on the fourth Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2007 Frankford Ave. Games & snacks are provided, but guests are welcome to bring more.

Toddler storytime

Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., will hold toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 0 to 3 1/2.

Donate aluminum can tabs

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., is collecting aluminum tabs. The collection benefits the Ronald McDonald House.

Looking for classmates

The Class of 1967 from Kensington High School for Girls will hold its 50th reunion in October. Date and location is forthcoming. If you were a member of the Class of 1967 and are interested in the reunion, contact Lynn Dixon at alynndixon@gmail.com.

Cione Playground programs

Cione Playground, 2600 Aramingo Ave., is offering programs to the public. Zumba classes will be held on Fridays, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and cost is $5 per class. Free arts and crafts for kids ages 5 to 12 will take place on Saturdays, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Flag Football for kids 10 to 12. Cost is $5. Chess will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, from noon to 1:30 p.m. No cost. All ages and skill levels. For details or to signup for programs, call 215–685–9880 or follow Cione Recreation Center on Facebook.

Glavin Playground programs

Frank Glavin “A&W” Playground is offering the following programs. Improv for Kids is held on Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30, for children ages 8 to 12. The drama program aims to improve self-confidence, social skills and teach kids how to make up silly scenes on the spot. Fee is $40 for eight weeks. Advance registration is required. Book Club for youth ages 6 and over will be held on Mondays, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with Miss Bridget. Program is free. Chess Club for youth ages 6 and older will be held on Tuesdays, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of chess and strategies to improve. Cost is $20 for eight weeks. For details on programs, call 215–685–9898 or email glavinaw@gmail.com.

Food pantry hours change

St. Michael’s Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, has revised hours for the weekly food pantry distributions. Distribution hours are from 11 a.m. to noon. There will no longer be evening hours. Members from the 19125 and 19134 may come twice a month or three times a month if a month has five Thursdays. For details, call 215–423–0792.

Nutrition assistance for seniors

Residents 60 and older who are disabled and have low to modest income may be eligible for SNAP benefits. If you are single and your income is less than $1962 a month, or less than $2656 a month for a couple, you may qualify. There is no limit on how much a senior has in savings and checking accounts. For assistance in completing an application, schedule an appointment with the Social Service Coordinator at St. Anne’s Senior Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St., 215–426–9799.

Women self-defense classes

Women self-defense classes will be held at Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave., on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Course certification available. Classes are held on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month. For details, call 862–371–4455 or 215–685–9885 or email gmtrrobinson45@gmail.com.

Yoga at Towey Rec

Roots2Rise will hold yoga classes at Towey Rec, 1832 N. Howard St., on Wednesdays, at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per class. Participants must bring a mat. For details, visit roots2rise.com.

Support group

Lost parents and family members group meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Cione Recreation Center, Lehigh and Aramingo avenues. Anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one, friend or whoever is welcome.

Bridesburg food pantry

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., is accepting nonperishable food and clothing donations for the needy in the neighborhood. Donations can be dropped off on weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Kirtan class

MotherHeart Studio, 2359 E. Susquehanna Ave., welcomes everyone in the neighborhood to take part in MotherHeart Kirtan. Kirtan is the recitation of spiritual ideas through songs of devotion. Style is call and response singing of mantra and sounds.Event begins at 7:15 p.m on every second Friday of the month. Donation only.

Bingo at Ukrainian Cathedral

Bingo will be held at the Ukrainian Cathedral, 801 N. 8th St. on every Monday and Friday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Private parking lot on premises. For details, call 215–839–8103.

Bingo at St. Anne’s Center

St. Anne’s Senior Community Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St., offers bingo on Monday and Thursdays. Bingo supplies are on sale at 11 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. Bingo will begin at 12:30 p.m. Registration required for lunch. Free parking is available. CCT transportation is offered for members 65 and up. For details, call 215–426–9799.

Senior exercise classes

Exercise classes for people 50 and older will be offered at St. Anne’s Senior Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St. Class schedule will be Enhance-Fitness on Mondays at 12:30 p.m., Thursdays at 11 a.m., and Fridays, at 10:30 a.m., Chair Yoga on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. (except the second Tuesday of each month), and Tai Chi on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Creative art classes

St. Anne’s Senior Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St., is offering creative workshops for individuals ages 50 and older. Clay Creations will be held on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Creating with the Color Wheel, an interactive painting class with Michael Secor, will be held on Tuesdays, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Registration required. For details, call 215–426–9799.

Zumba classes

Zumba classes for adults are held year-round at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., on Mondays and Thursdays, from 7 to 8 p.m. Room is air-conditioned. Cost is $4 per class. All are welcome.


Adult scrapbooking takes place at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., on Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per class. Bring photos and a book. All other supplies provided. Room is air-conditioned. For details, contact Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247.

Ladies bowling league

Bridesburg Recreation Center sponsors a ladies bowling league on Tuesdays, at 9 a.m. at Erie Lanes. Interested women can come any Tuesday morning. For details, contact Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247.

Bridesburg bows and banners

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., has patriotic, police, firemen, breast cancer bows and Bridesburg pride banners available for purchase. . Bows and banners cost $3 each and can be purchased any weekday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Orders for bows for special events are available with three-day delivery. All proceeds benefit the children’s activities at the center. For details, call 215–685–1247.

Marine veterans group

The All Divisions Detachment of the Pennsylvania Marine Corps League, a Marine veterans group, is seeking Marines and Navy Corpsmen to join its detachment. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7p.m. at the FOP building, 11630 Caroline Road. For more information, email quartermaster Don Campanile at doncampanile@yahoo.com, call Charlie Trainor at 267–281–2228 or visit alldivisionsmcl.org.

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